The twelve women, eleven of whom are Ni-Vanuatu, who are working on farms in Australia and have filed a big case in court over allegedsexual harassment, have also released an album of songs to support their fight for justice.
The album was launched online and features eight tracks, including a new version of the song “Bread and Roses.”
These women, who are all part of the United Workers Union (UWU), are taking one of Australia’s biggest horticulture companies, Perfection Fresh, to court.
They say the company didn’t provide a safe workplace free from sexual harassment and assault.
The United Workers Union (UWU) in Australia says these women, now known as the ‘Perfection 12’, are using music to support a movement for equality, justice, and safety.
The song “Bread and Roses” has a long history, originating from the early 1900s suffragette movement.
It became famous during a textile strike in Massachusetts in 1912, where mostly women workers fought for better conditions.
Caterina Cinanni, who is the UWU Farm Sector Director, is helping the ‘Perfection 12’ women with their case. The identities of the women are being protected by court orders.
The case will be heard on February 23, 2024.
SOURCE: VANUATU DAILY POST